Compliments of the Season – the Christmas Issue

Greetings of the season to all, Welcome to the bumper Christmas issue to guide you through the silly season and some pontification on the events of past year.  At this time last year the test series was all over, the Ashes safe and just the tidying up of proceedings to go.  We are effectively at [Read more]

Just one more – Stakes Day Preview

The carnival is not over for Sal Ciardulli, who analyses the Flemington form to find us a Stakes Day winner or three.

A Melbourne Cup Preview – before I Sign Off!

Sal Ciardulli offers a comprehensive preview of the Melbourne Cup, with the Oaks and a couple of other big races thrown in for free.

It’s Only the Beginning – Derby Day Preview

Sal Ciardulli analyses the card at Flemington for Derby Day. There is a winner in every race, and Sal helps you find it.

Sal’s Valley View

Sal take his customary look at this week’s racing. Seems he has been around the mark, and his arguments makes sense again.

Trading Places – and the Caulfield Cup Preview

Sal Ciardulli provides an excellent summary of each club’s activity over the Trade Period, and offers his advice for those wading into the Caulfield Cup meeting.

Who is Running the Show? And the Caulfield Guineas Preview

Sal gives his thoughts on the trade period, and takes a look at the Guineas meeting.

Turnbull Stakes Preview – Vale Robert Flower

Sal Ciardulli honours one of the most graceful and fair players following the early passing of legendary Demons wingman Robbie Flower. And there are the first big Spring races at Flemington and Randwick.

Sal’s Grand Final formguide – A Buddy Big Time in The Big One!

Sal runs his eyes over the Grand Final form, plus tips for tonight’s races at Moonee Valley and Sunday’s at Caulfield.

Preliminary Final Preview – It’s People’s Round

Our Foreteller of fates, Sal Ciardulli, tips a Silent Achiever on the weekend (Kangaroos omen?) and Happy Trails for the Hawkers on their way to another Grand Final.

Sal’s Semi-Final Preview – and the foray at Flemington

From Fremantle to Flemington to the ‘G, Sal Ciardulli has the answers to all the weekend contests being played out on green turf.

Sal’s Week 1 Finals Preview – And so it begins

Sal Ciardulli has all bases covered as usual, with a comprehensive preview of the first week of AFL finals. The big races at Money Valley get sorted out, and his Whitefriars are in the Ammos finals. Go Friars!

Round 23 Preview – Almost done for some!

Sal Ciardulli casts his learned eye across the final round of AFL fixtures; the big races from Caulfield; and finals time in the ammos.

AFL Round 22: Sal’s Penultimate Preview

Sal chases a dollar at the footy and the races and prays for the good fortune of the Friars in their fight to stay in Div 1.

Round 21 Preview: A Blue News Week

Sal Ciardulli with his R.Williams-flavoured preview of Round 21, the Friars and the budding racing season.

Round 20 Preview – Take a whiff of this!

The top four looks increasingly settled so the logjam for positions 5-8 will be the main focus for Round 20… speaking of focus, what is going on with the Match Review Panellists implementing the system?

AFL Round 19 – Preview: Tribunal Raffle Time again

Sal Ciardulli on Ty Vickery, Round 19, and the Friars fight to keep clear of the drop zone.

Round 18 Part Deux Preview – It’s Academic

Sal Ciardulli offers his thoughts on the second part of Round 18.

AFL Round 18 Part 1 Preview – ’tis the time of the season.

Sal Ciardulli honours the retiring champs and ponders his Blues recruiting and trading follies. Likely winners, odds and value tips for the first half of Round 18 are contemplated.

Sal’s AFL Round 17 Preview

Sal Ciardulli is back from holidaying in ‘Nam and lets us in on this weekend’s AFL winners.